Cynthia Gibb

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Cynthia Gibb
Born(1963-12-14) December 14, 1963 (age 50)
Bennington, Vermont, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Model
Teacher
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Scott Kramer (divorced)
Children3
Website
Official Site
 
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Cynthia Gibb
Born(1963-12-14) December 14, 1963 (age 50)
Bennington, Vermont, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Model
Teacher
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Scott Kramer (divorced)
Children3
Website
Official Site

Cynthia Gibb (born December 14, 1963, in Bennington, Vermont, U.S.) is an American actress and former model who has starred in film and on television.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Gibb grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and got her big break at the age of 14 when she was discovered by the Eileen Ford Agency in New York City. She was on the cover of Vogue and Young Miss. Woody Allen saw her in one of those magazines and cast her in her first film role in his 1980 movie Stardust Memories. In the 1986 war film Salvador, directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods, she portrayed an American lay missionary in El Salvador who was brutally raped and murdered.

Gibb is well known for her role on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow as Susan "Suzi" Martin Wyatt Carter from 1981 to 1983. She was also a regular for three seasons on the original Fame TV show and appeared in the first three Diagnosis: Murder movies in 1992 as Dr. Amanda Bentley.

In the TV adaptation of Gypsy, for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television Film. She starred as the adult Rose Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee, opposite Bette Midler as Mama Rose.[1] She later starred in the 1995 short lived TV series Deadly Games. She has also played in many TV movies, including the role of Karen Carpenter in The Karen Carpenter Story (1989). She played the role of Mary Maloney opposite actor John Schneider in the Christmas movie, Mary Christmas.

Gibb stays active teaching and coaching private voice lessons from her studios in Los Angeles and her home state of Connecticut. She also judges several voice competitions both in the U.S. and abroad. She is 5'-4" tall.

She has three children, Emma (23), Audrey (11), and Ian (11). She is divorced from actor/producer Scott Kramer.

Despite a popular misconception, Gibb is not related to the Bee Gees. In 1988, she received a sympathy card from a fan regarding Andy Gibb's recent death. She recalls, "I thought it was sweet, but at first I couldn't figure out who the heck 'Andy' was. Finally, it occurred to me."

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1980Stardust MemoriesYoung Girl Fan
1986YoungbloodJessie Chadwick
1986SalvadorCathy Moore
1986Modern GirlsCece
1987MaloneJo Barlow
1988Jack's BackChris Moscari
1988Short Circuit 2Sandy Banatoni
1990Death WarrantAmanda Beckett
2002Full FrontalPregnant Woman
2008Beautiful LoserBonnie (adult)
2008Fall of HyperionJenni Hansen
2010Nanny for Christmas, AA Nanny for ChristmasSamantha Ryland
2010Funeral Planner, TheThe Funeral PlannerCynthia Gibb
2013Before I SleepCarolinePost-Production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1981-1983Search for TomorrowSusan 'Suzi' Martin Wyatt CarterTV series
1983-1987FameHolly Laird25 episodes
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Drama Series (1984)
1989Karen Carpenter Story, TheThe Karen Carpenter StoryKaren CarpenterTV movie
1989When We Were YoungEllen ReeseTV movie
1990Midnight CallerWilliEpisode: "Three for the Money"
1990Tales from the CryptLorelei PhelpsEpisode: "Korman's Kalamity"
1992Diagnosis: MurderDr. Amanda BentleyTV movie
1992Drive Like LightningTV movie
1992House on Sycamore Street, TheThe House on Sycamore StreetDr. Amanda BentleyTV movie
1993Twist of the Knife, AA Twist of the KnifeDr. Amanda BentleyTV movie
1993The Woman Who Loved ElvisEmilyTV movie
1993GypsyLouise / Gypsy Rose LeeTV movie
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
1994Sin & RedemptionBillie SimmsTV movie
1994Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara StoryAlexandra O'HaraTV movie
1994-1995Madman of the PeopleMeg Buckner16 episodes
1995-1997Deadly GamesLauren Ashborne / The Girl13 episodes
1996Holiday AffairJodie EnnisTV movie
1997Volcano: Fire on the MountainKelly AdamsTV movie
1997Love-StruckEmily ValeTV movie
1997High StakesAnnieTV movie
1997SupermanTrish Mills (voice)Episode: "Prototype"
1998Earthquake in New YorkLaura RykkerTV movie
2000This Is How the World EndsNicole Van DykeTV movie
2001Wandering Soul Murders, TheThe Wandering Soul MurdersJill DempseyTV movie
2001Colder Kind of Death, AA Colder Kind of DeathJill DempseyTV movie
2001Life with Judy Garland: Me and My ShadowsNarrator (voice)TV movie
2001Judging AmyIrene KraftEpisode: "The Unforgiven"
2002Division, TheThe DivisionDonna PackardEpisode: "Hide and Seek"
2002Mary ChristmasMary MaloneyTV movie
2003Crime of Passion, AA Crime of PassionFrederica DumayTV movie
2004Law & Order: Special Victims UnitKaren CampbellEpisode: "Poison"
2005MissingDr. Susan ReynoldsEpisode: "Patient X"
20067th HeavenBetseyEpisode: "You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone"
2007Demons from Her PastMarilyn BaxterTV movie
2007Family Lost, AA Family LostValerie WilliamsonTV movie
2007Christie's RevengeMiranda ColtonTV movie
2007An Accidental ChristmasVickyTV movie
2008Without a TraceTracie DuncanEpisode: "True/False"
2009Criminal MindsKathy GrayEpisode: "Bloodline"
2010Accused at 17Jacqui MadlerTV movie
2011CinnamonProfessor Madeline WaltersTV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cynthia Gibb Biography". Retrieved 2012-06-18. 

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